Creating a Blog Post

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Creating a blog post is the first step in creating a blog on your website.

 

In this article we cover how to use visual composer with blog posts, add sidebar and widgets and how to configure the blog posts.

To see many of Jupiter blogs, you may check out the Jupiter main demo.

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Creating a Blog Post

Jupiter let’s you create different styles and types of blog posts, like image, video, audio, portfolio, twitter, blockqoute and instagram type. These types differ how they work both in blog archive and blog single post.

Creating different styles of posts

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From WordPress left menu, go to Posts and click on Add New
Add a new post
2
Enter a title and scroll down to Jupiter Posts Options.
Jupiter post options
3
From the Single Post Style dropdown, select a style.
Single post style dropdown
4
Publish the post and check the result.
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Note: To set the post style globally, go to Theme Options > Blog > Blog Single Post and configure the Single Post Style option.

Creating different types of posts

1
From WordPress left menu, go to Posts and click on Add New.
Add a new post
2
Enter a title and scroll down to Jupiter Posts Options.
Jupiter post options
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From the Post Format dropdown, select a post type.
Post format dropdown

Image type

If the image type is selected, to upload the image:

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Click on Set featured image in the right sidebar.
Set featured image
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Upload the image or select one from the media library and click on Set featured image.
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Publish the post and check the result.

Video type

If the video type is selected, some options will appear below to upload the video:

SettingDescription
Video site Select the website where your video is uploaded to.
Video ID Set the ID of the video.

Configure the necessary settings and click on Publish.

Audio type

If the audio type is selected, some options will appear below to upload the audio file:

SettingDescription
Upload MP3 file Upload a MP3 file or paste the full URL to the file.
Upload OGG file Upload a OGG file or paste the full URL to the file.
Sound track author Sets the author of an audio file.
Soundcloud & Spotify Paste the embed iframe or wordpress shortcode for your audio file.

Configure the necessary settings and click on Publish.

Portfolio type

If the portfolio type is selected, to upload the images to the gallery:

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Click on Add Images.
Portfolio type adding images
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Upload the image or select from the media library and click on Add to gallery.
3
Publish the post and check the result.

Twitter type

If the twitter type is selected, some options will appear below to add the tweet:

SettingDescription
The URL of tweet Paste the full URL to the tweet you wish to display.

Configure the necessary settings and click on Publish.

Blockquote type

If the blockquote type is selected, some options will appear below to add the quote and author:

SettingDescription
Blockquote Sets the quote content.
Blockquote author Sets the quote author.

Configure the necessary settings and click on Publish.

Instagram type

If the instagram type is selected, some options will appear below to add the instagram media:

SettingDescription
Instagram media URL Paste the full URL to the instagram media you wish to display.

Configure the necessary settings and click on Publish.


Creating a Blog Post with Visual Composer

In order to create a blog post with Visual Composer, it has to be enabled.

To enable Visual Composer for blog posts:

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From WordPress left menu, go to Visual Composer > Role Manager.
Visual composer managing roles
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Under Post Types option, select Custom and enable Post.
Visual composer custom role
3
Click on Save Changes.

Once the Visual Composer is enabled for blog posts, you will notice that when creating a blog post you will be able to use Visual Composer shortcodes just like on any other page.

Adding the Excerpt

When the posts content is added with Visual Composer, the excerpt of the post is not generated automatically by WordPress. Instead, in this case the excerpt needs to be added manually.

To add the excerpt:

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Enter a blog post where you wish to add your excerpt.
2
Click on the Screen Options button and enable the Excerpt option.

creating a blog post

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Scroll down to the excerpt input box and write your excerpt.

creating a blog post

4
Publish or update the post.

Configuring the Post Layout

The layout can be defined globally or page specifically. Sidebar can be added to blog posts which will then allow adding widgets to blog posts.

Adding global sidebar

1
From WordPress left menu, go to Theme Options > Blog > Blog Single Post.

creating a blog post

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From Single Layout dropdown, select the desired option.

creating a blog post

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Click on Save Settings.

Adding page specific sidebar

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From WordPress left menu, go to Posts and enter a blog post.
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Scroll down to Jupiter Page Options, from Layout dropdown, select the desired option.
Jupiter page options layout dropdown
3
Publish or Update the post and check the changes.

Adding widgets

To add widgets to a blog post sidebar:

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From WordPress left menu, go to Appearance > Widgets.
Appearance widgets menu
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In Widgets page, drag a widget and drop it in Single Posts Widget Area.
Adding widget to blog post
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Configure the widget and click on Save.
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Note: To learn more about adding sidebars and widgets, read articles in Sidebar category.

Configuring the Post Page

There are some settings which can be used to configure the blog post page.

To configure the post page:

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From WordPress left menu, go to Posts.
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Enter a specific blog post which you wish to configure.

Jupiter page options


SettingDescription
Manage page elements Changes this page’s general layout by making structral changes.
Stick template Enabling this removes the padding after header and before footer.
Page preloader Enables the page preloader only for this post.
Page title align Changes the title and subtitle align.
Breadcrumb Enables or disables breadcrumbs for this post.

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Note: If you would like to enable the page preloader throughout the site consider option in Global Settings > Preloader.

Jupiter Posts Options

In addition to single post style and post type options explained above, there are some setting which let you configure the blog single post even more.

SettingDescription
Show featured image Toggles between showing the featured image or hiding it in blog single post.
Meta section Displays the extra information about the blog post.
Tags Displays the tags in the post.
Related posts Displays the related posts in the blog single post page.
About author box Displays the information about the author.
Author email Adds an email in the about author box.
Comments Displays comments on this blog post.

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